Parents' Guide to

18 to Life

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Sitcom makes light of teen marriage and premarital sex.

TV CW Comedy 2010
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There's something shocking and at the same time strangely chaste about this Canadian import that asks viewers to accept an exceptionally odd premise. On one hand, these kids are 18, and nowadays, not too many "kids" get married -- unless they have to. On the other, there's no baby on the way, which means they're actually getting married for love. Couple that with the fact that they got the idea while playing Truth or Dare, and it's a real head-scratcher.

Aside from all that, though, the show isn't very funny, which makes it all the more difficult to swallow. Because while comedies can take a lot of liberties with audiences when it comes to what we're willing to believe, they've got to make us laugh in return. And in this case, we're left feeling cheated.

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